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Virginia Housing

601 South Belvidere Street
Richmond, VA 23220

(804) 782-1986

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37.5381978, -77.4480577

Contact Information

(804) 782-1986
(877) 843-2123

Who We Are

Since our creation in 1972 by the Virginia General Assembly, Virginia Housing has helped Virginians attain quality, affordable housing through public-private partnerships with local governments, community service organizations, lenders, developers and others.  We provide mortgages for first-time homebuyers, as well as financing for apartment communities and neighborhood revitalization efforts.  We teach free homebuyer classes, support housing counseling, and help people with disabilities and the elderly make their homes more livable  We also administer the federal Housing Choice Voucher and Housing Credit programs in Virginia.  Virginia Housing is self-supporting and receives no state taxpayer dollars to fund its programs.  Instead, we raise money in the capital markets, and we contribute a significant portion of our net revenues each year to help meet Virginia's housing needs. 

Renters Education.  "How to be a Successful Renter" is an eBook for renters.  It covers the ins and outs of successfully finding and living in a rental home. 

It covers topics such as: 

  • Decide if you are financially ready
  • Identify your needs and wants
  • Understand the various types of rentals and available resources
  • Know the Fair Housing laws
  • Beware of scams
  • Read before you sign
  • Inspect the property
  • Acquire renters insurance
  • Adhere to all lease provisions  

The free eBook is available for download at

Who We Serve

Languages Spoken
Service Area(s)

Age Requirements
18 and over

Intake Process
Free EBook is available online at